Seriously, was disrespect like this ever shown to Clinton on his way out? I don't remember it, though I'll stand corrected if anyone can supply evidence. Unfortunately, the grownups have long since been forced into the hinterlands of the Democratic party. I also seriously doubt that the Obama team will find vandalized offices or missing goodies upon occupying the White House.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.